Ipoh Car-Free Day 1 Malaysia Edition (Sept 2016)

1. bicycles ready early in the morning
1. bicycles ready early in the morning

Some 7,000 Ipohites joined in September’s Ipoh Car-Free Day, which had the theme of “1 Malaysia”. This eleventh edition of the monthly event was attended by Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man and Council Secretary Mohd Zakuan Zakaria.

2. Ipoh City Watch
2. Ipoh City Watch

Non-governmental agencies participated in the event alongside government agencies. They were Persatuan Daybreak, Persatuan Pemulihan Orang Cacat, Perpustakaan Negeri Perak, Mini Petting Zoo, Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negeri Perak, Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat, Hospital KPJ, MICA, Kumpulan Gendang Besar, Fast Track and Kelab Sukan DBI, just to name a few. Meanwhile, Ipoh City Watch created an awareness campaign for recycling, as they did, at every Car-Free Day.

3. senamrobik
3. senamrobik

The overwhelming response saw Ipoh folk taking the opportunity to enjoy the vehicle-free road by walking, jogging, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and even horse-riding! The Ipoh Car-Free Day Programme was held with the aim of achieving lower carbon footprint in the city as well as to provide additional, albeit temporary, recreational areas for the community.

4. some of the participants at Ipoh Car-Free Day
4. some of the participants at Ipoh Car-Free Day

Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day 1 Malaysia Edition (Sept 2016)
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 25th Sept, 2016
Time: 7am – 10am

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25 thoughts on “Ipoh Car-Free Day 1 Malaysia Edition (Sept 2016)

  1. Car free days are such a great idea! They have them in KL from time to time but sometimes it just blocks all the essential roads which can be difficult, especially if you have to travel far. Nonetheless, its great cause it allows people to experience the city on food or bike.

  2. I love it when more and more of these campaigns are being organised as it helps to raise awareness over the importance of protecting our Mother Earth in every way possible.

  3. Car free day is a great way to reduce pollution. We have been having Car free day since last year once in awhile here.

  4. Car free days are a good reminder of how important clean air is. According to WHO World Health Organisation, 90% of people live in poor air environments. Car free days give us a chance to exercise more too. Keep up the great work in Ipoh.

  5. We have this in KL once a month too and hopefully other states will start practicing it too. Horse riding on the streets of Ipoh? That’s something new!

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